THE SCREENING ROOM: Highlights from Carousel Concert, With Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn and Jessie Mueller (Video)
17 Apr 2013
PBS "Live from Lincoln Center" will broadcast the New York Philharmonic's acclaimed concert presentation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Carousel on April 26. Playbill.com has a look at highlights from the event.
The musical centers on a tempestuous love affair between gruff carnival barker Billy Bigelow, played by Nathan Gunn (Camelot, Show Boat, Billy Budd), and young millworker Julie Jordan, played by four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific, Far from Heaven).
Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown, A Christmas Story) directed the Feb. 27-March 2 engagement that featured Rob Fisher (Encores!, Anything Goes) conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Warren Carlyle (Chaplin, Follies) choreographed the concert staging.
The staging will be broadcast on "Live from Lincoln Center" April 26 at 9 PM ET on PBS.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.